Travels 2016: From Mickey Mouse to Lewis and Clark, trips took us beyond the Midwest

Our 2016 travels took us to 12 states, nine of them in the Midwest. With a daughter now living in the Pacific Northwest, annual trips to the region have become the norm. And with Lisa and me attending travel conferences, opportunities to visit other states arise. Lisa found herself at Disney World this year. Lisa […]

Long Beach Peninsula’s Cape Disappointment impresses

You would think calling your attraction Cape Disappointment may not be the best idea for marketing purposes. But, Cape Disappointment State Park in southwest Washington is far from its namesake. The spot where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean offers beautiful scenery – cliffs, trees, the ocean and a lighthouse. Cape Disappoint is a […]

Long Beach, Washington, is more than just ocean fun

We had a weeklong trip to Seattle scheduled, mainly to visit our daughter Mallory. Mal moved to the Seattle area last fall for a new job. Instead of spending every day in the Emerald City, we wanted to try something new. Lisa checked around, and, viola, the three of us are spending a three-day weekend […]

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